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Residents may be vulnerable if insurance is canceled due to wildfire risk

Original post made on Jul 16, 2019

California's Department of Insurance can help homeowners who lose insurance coverage because of wildfire risk find new coverage, but it can't guarantee what the cost or extent of coverage will be under a new policy.

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Posted by Margot Knight
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Jul 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm

28 companies declined to cover our 583-acre non-profit (with six buildings) off of Skyline this year. We had no choice but to go with CA FAIR. And had to undertake a lot of extra work to obtain THAT (even though we routinely pass CALFIRE inspections). Had to chop down two Japanese maples and limb redwoods another 10 feet up from roof line. Other neighbors have stories as well. Rough times for anyone living in a Level 10 Fire protection district.

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Jul 17, 2019 at 1:59 pm

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We'll all be getting regular, but unequal assessments for the non-internalized costs associated with our use of cheap fossil fuels around the world throughout the past couple centuries...